Remember the story from about five years ago in which a woman planted a man’s finger, severed in a workplace accident, in a bowl of Wendy’s chili, hoping to win a big lawsuit with the fast-food chain? Now she’s come forward with more details on exactly how she did it.
Anna Ayala just finished serving four years in prison for her part in the scam on Wendy’s.
In an interview with a reporter from KPIX-TV, Ayala divulged new details about the ruse. (Watch the video here.)
Among the details: She cooked the finger.
She paid Brian Rossiter, a friend of her husband’s, $100 for his finger that was severed in a workplace incident.
Ayala obviously put some thought into her crime. To make the finger look like it was cooked in chili at Wendy’s, she did just that … except she did it at home.
She bought a cup of Wendy’s chili, took it home, and cooked the finger in the chili.
Then she left for a trip to Mexico. Her TV interviewer asked whether she took the finger with her to Mexico. The finger missed out on the vacation: She left it at home in the freezer.
Wendy’s lost at estimated $21 million in business after Ayala claimed she bit into the finger while eating chili in one of the chain’s restaurants in San Jose, CA.
As a condition of her parole, Ayala is banned from Wendy’s for life.